LBS partners with One Young World

LBS has partnered with One Young World, the global forum for young leaders who are committed to positive change, to create the One Young World & London Business School Scholarship.

This unique collaboration will provide a life-changing opportunity for a high-achieving young person to attend one of our Early Careers programmes: Masters in Financial AnalysisMasters in Management or Masters in Analytics and Management for the 2020/21 academic year.

The One Young World & London Business School Scholarship will be awarded on a needs and merit basis to a member of the One Young World network who embodies the principles of both organisations and is committed to leveraging responsible business practices to realise positive social change. LBS will meet all programme tuition fees and include a stipend to assist with living costs for the duration of the programme.

The initiative marks the first time One Young World has partnered with a university to develop and deliver a fully-funded scholarship.

You can find out more information on the initiative on the One Young World & London Business School Scholarship portal.

LBS delegation

This new partnership with One Young World also sees LBS sending a delegation of 10 people – all of whom took part in a competitive application process – to experience One Young World’s 10th annual summit, from 22 to 25 October 2019, in London.

The LBS delegation of top young talent is to comprise two current students and three recent graduates (all five from the Early Careers programmes), as well as two LBS staff members.

Joining LBS’s delegation are three young leaders from Kosovo, Nigeria and Zimbabwe who have been selected from thousands of applicants seeking to attend the One Young World summit in London. LBS’s Early Careers team, together with the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, is funding these three places.

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development is a research institute here at LBS that builds awareness about the unique role business can play to improve the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. Its aim is to improve lives through identifying what needs to change and applying relevant business insights.

The 10 delegates have been chosen for their leadership qualities and commitment to the role business can play in bringing about positive social impact.

This commitment to creating positive change is reflected in LBS’s vision which states: ‘We strive to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world.’

After attending the One Young World summit, delegates return home and develop existing initiatives or spearhead new ventures which have the aim of bringing about positive change in their community and beyond.

Key attributes of the One Young World & London Business School scholarship:

  • applies to one of the three Early Careers post-graduate masters programmes: the Masters in Financial Analysis, the Masters in Management and the Masters in Analytics and Management;
  • full-time study, at LBS’s main campus near Regent’s Park, London;
  • scholarship covers 100% of fees for a 12-month Early Careers programme, and includes a stipend to cover typical living costs and accommodation;
  • exclusively available to the One Young World community;
  • applications are now open for the 2020/21 academic year.

For full details and to apply, visit the official Scholarship portal.


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